California is evolving to a new system of testing and accountability that will weigh eight priorities, including school climate and parent engagement, to judge school progress. An education law, passed in 2013, orders a new generation of computer-based standardized tests, starting with Common Core assessments of English language arts and math in 2015.
Colleges and testing companies should put student needs at center of decisions on how to handle assessments and admissions in a time of social distancing.
Parents are juggling the responsibility of being their children's teacher with their jobs and other obligations during the coronavirus pandemic.
California has put on hold most aspects of its school accountability system. Following Gov. Newsom's executive order on April 23, state guidance on the Local Control and Accountability Plan expected soon.
During a webinar viewed by 7,000 people, state officials encourage innovation to provide service and promise cooperation in weeks ahead.
UC admissions requirements should align closely with California's K-12 curriculum standards.
Los Angeles Unified is encouraging STEM schools to get a certificate indicating that the school meets high standards set by the district.
Fitness testing too often causes anxiety and shame among students, officials say.
Search for your school or district's 2018-19 scores on the new California Science Test.
Parents want the district to allocate $7.2 million to improve services for the district’s 5,000 African-American students.
Colleges would miss out on valuable information about student readiness if they eliminate test scores from the admissions process.
Fewer districts will require help from county offices, but colors tell a bigger story; disparities among student groups persist.
U.S. math scores have not budged significantly since 2003 on the worldwide assessment.
The state board will deliver an LCAP template that will be easier to read, but it probably still won't be easy to follow the money.
Nationwide scores on NAEP stalled for a decade in 4th and 8th grade while California's slowly rose – latest dip in 8th grade reading notwithstanding
In veto message, Newsom says giving districts the test option would widen inequities in college admission that the bill was intended to narrow.